Tesla Model 3 Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model 3: Wheel (Remove and Install)

Wheel (Remove and Install)

Caution:

Do not install base wheels onto vehicles with performance brakes, or install performance wheels onto vehicles with base brakes. Base and performance wheels have different offsets to accommodate base and performance brakes. Refer to Wheels for offset information.

Remove

  1. Remove the wheel center cap. See Cap - Wheel (Remove and Replace).
  2. Loosen the lug nuts.

Caution:

Use only hand tools to remove or install the fasteners. Do not use impact or power tools.

Caution:

Use a 6 point socket. Do not use a 12 point socket or a specialty socket.

  1. Raise and support the vehicle. See Raise Vehicle - 2 Post Lift.

Wheel (Remove and Install)

  1. Remove the lug nuts from the wheel, and then remove the wheel from the vehicle.

Install

  1. Position the wheel to the vehicle, and then hand-tighten the lug nuts.
  2. Partially tighten the lug nuts in a star-shaped sequence until the wheel is secured to the hub.
  3. Lower the vehicle. See Raise Vehicle - 2 Post Lift.

Wheel (Remove and Install)

  1. Fully tighten the lug nuts in a star-shaped sequence. Torque 175 Nm
  2. Install the wheel center cap. See Cap - Wheel (Remove and Replace).

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